You might feel as though you or those around you woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Mercury shares a minor frustration with Jupiter around the same time that Mars forms an unpleasant aspect to Jupiter, magnifying self-doubt, frustration, irritability and impatience. You might find that others are a bit self-centered or inconsiderate this morning, and road rage could get ugly if you find yourself in traffic. Hold on to your most zen-like qualities so you don’t personally fall victim to today’s funk, and check in often with your breathing.
Yesterday’s breakthroughs may bring the need to make some significant adjustments to our approach and our way of communicating with those around us. Or we may simply feel as though the upheavals are continuing but if we are paying attention we will find opportunities for further resolutions today — if we don’t just give up and walk away. Selfish impulsiveness could encourage us to cut off our nose to spite our face in a misguided bid for freedom. With luck, our intuition will keep us from acting out of fear and shutting down a promising process of healing. Our awareness is expanding in truly transformative ways and there is significant hope that we will be able to make use of the many valuable insights in new and creative ways. Since the most likely stumbling block is fear, holding tightly to what we know to be true will serve us especially well here.
While the first half of the day could be challenging, the second half doesn’t look so bad. As we head into the afternoon, it’s important for us to find balance and redirect our energy in a more harmonious direction. Communication should also be easier due to a helping hand from the healing moon.
By evening, the moon gives us permission to indulge a bit and relax. Put some extra effort into your dinner and treat yourself to something special tonight. Spend the rest of the evening decompressing with a hot bath, stretching or a nice glass of wine. All great ways to work with this energy shift.
Today is the 221st day of 2022
44 days until the Autumn Equinox
34 days until Mercury Retrograde
144 days until 2023
Sun is in Leo
Moon is in Capricorn
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Taurus
Jupiter is Rx Aries/Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries
11 | Butterfly Spirit | Transformation is beautiful.
Joy and the beautiful lightness of being alive and creative in the world is the focus when Butterfly Spirit flutters before you. Transformation is inevitable as you grow into your most beautiful empowered self. Indeed, you will go through some uncomfortable stages as you let go of the forms of your life that no longer fit the new you.
Even relationships must go through shifts to match your new emerging self. If you focus on the beauty and not the challenges; stop taking yourself too seriously; and choose to be playful, loving, and joyous, you will soon know the miracle your soul wants to experience through you.
Today is a day for joy, so alight! Look around and see the beauty that is everywhere and in everyone, including you.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
AUGUST 12: FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS (STURGEON MOON): Your relationship with your emotions might be more complicated, because Moon in Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. However, when you are in a group of people, it is easier for you to understand your feelings and free yourself from negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy.
AUGUST 19: LAST QUARTER MOON IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.
AUGUST 27: NEW MOON IN VIRGO: Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. You may have the need to organise everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accept imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.
AUGUST 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
AUG 11 — FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS
This freedom-seeking lunation brings an ideal time to leave toxic friend groups behind and go your own way, so you develop healthier relationships elsewhere.
AUG 11 — VENUS ENTERS LEO
Relationships burn brightly when the planet of love is in proud Leo. The next few weeks will be filled with grand, romantic gestures as it’s easy to express how in love we are—at least for the moment.
AUG 11 — SUN IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Unexpected changes knock us off our feet and point us in a different direction. It’s a day to tread carefully and move slowly.
AUG 11 — MARS IN TAURUS SEXTILE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
This sensual aspect is great for romantic relationships and may even help us find our soulmate as the spiritual world meets the physical one.
AUG 14 — MARS IN TAURUS TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
During this confident aspect, we’re able to tap into our inner power to live boldly and push self-imposed boundaries.
AUG 14 — SUN IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A day of deep insecurity as this aspect creates plenty of obstacles to overcome. Try not to take life so seriously today; it’s nothing personal.
AUG 18 — VENUS IN LEO TRINE JUPITER IN ARIES
This romantic aspect brings a “love-at-first-sight” vibe that makes it ideal for first dates and love affairs in general.
AUG 20 — MARS ENTERS GEMINI
Buckle up because Mars will be in flighty Gemini for the rest of the year. In this mutable air sign, our energies become less focused but more flexible as we bounce from passion to passion on our quest for knowledge.
AUG 21 — MERCURY IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A draining day that can sap our collective energy and make us all very tired. Save important decisions for later and go back to bed.
AUG 21 — VESTA RETROGRADE ENTERS AQUARIUS
Vesta re-enters Aquarius, bringing the inequality of the world to our collective attention as we struggle between personal freedom and what’s best for the group.
AUG 22 — SUN ENTERS VIRGO
After spending the last month being the center of attention, we become a little more modest as the summer comes to an end. For the next four weeks, the energy will be sensible, organized, and a little cynical as we pour over every detail.
AUG 22 — MERCURY IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
An ideal day for brainstorming as the mind will be full of fresh ideas and unique solutions.
AUG 24 — URANUS GOES RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
During this five-month retrograde, we’re given plenty of opportunities to face our fears and get rid of what’s not working.
AUG 25 — MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA
Communication becomes charming and friendly as our inner diplomatic comes to the surface. While it’s not a great time to make important decisions, it does give us a chance to brush up on our negotiation skills.
AUG 26 — VENUS IN LEO SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
Patience is required during this frustrating aspect that brings sudden and unexpected changes and delays.
AUG 26 — SUN IN VIRGO SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
A restless day that could bring conflict, miscommunication, and nervous energy.
AUG 27 — NEW MOON IN VIRGO
The devil is in the details during this lunation as we look at how we can improve our lives without becoming obsessive.
AUG 28 — VENUS IN LEO OPPOSITION SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A frustrating aspect that could make us feel unrecognized and unappreciated by others. It could create conflict and make it difficult to express feelings.
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